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Negligence in Gynaecology & Obstetrics Conference

  • 23 April 2018
  • The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square
  • 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • CPD accredited: 6 hours
  • £250 + VAT

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9.00 Registration
9.15 Chair’s Introduction
Lauren Sutherland QC |  Ampersand Chambers | Edinburgh
9.30 Fetal asphyxia and brain damage: diagnosis and treatment
Professor Ben Stenson | Consultant Neonatologist | Simpson Centre for Reproductive Health | Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
10.10 Common Negligent errors in obstetric cases
A Claimant Lawyer’s and Consultant Obstetrician’s perspective
Lauren Sutherland QC &  Jamie Dawson | Ampersand Chambers
Mr Kim Hinshaw | Consultant Gynaecologist & Obstetrician | City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
11.00 Refreshments
11.20 Gynaecology procedures and pitfalls
Professor Janesh Gupta | Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology | Birmingham Women’s & Children’s NHS Foundation Trust 
12.00 Shoulder Dystocia and brachial plexus injury
Mr Tim Draycott | Consultant Obstetrician | North Bristol NHS Trust
12.40 Lunch
13.30 CTG interpretation and failure to act upon an abnormal CTG
Professor Janesh Gupta | Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology | Birmingham Women’s & Children’s NHS Foundation Trust 
14.10 Perineal trauma
Ms Gillian Fowler | Consultant Urogynaecologist | Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust
14.50 Refreshments
15.10 A Midwife’s Tale – Mismanagement of labour
Angela Cook | Expert Witness in Midwifery
15.50 Delayed diagnosis of gynaecological cancers
Professor David Parkin | Consultant Gynaecology Oncologist | Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
16.30 Close



Lauren Sutherland QC, Advocate, Ampersand Chambers, Edinburgh.

Legal Speaker:

Jamie Dawson, Advocate, Ampersand Chambers, Edinburgh.

Medical Speakers:

Professor Ben Stenson, Consultant Neonatologist & Clinical Lead for Neonatology, Simpson Centre for Reproductive Health, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

Mr Kim Hinshaw, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Janesh Gupta, Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Birmingham Women’s & Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Professor David Parkin, Consultant Gynaecology Oncologist, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

Angela Cook, Expert Witness in Midwifery

Miss Gillian Fowler, Consultant Urogynaecologist, Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust

Event Details

Bringing together medical and legal experts
Our one day conference brings together leading medical and legal experts so you can;

  • Acquire the very latest legal and medical information
  • Learn from the best in their field
  • Earn 6 CPD points – APIL accredited
  • Network with the in (the know) crowd.

The packed programme includes presentations from well respected and renowned keynote speakers which are designed to help you assess and manage your gynaecology and obstetric claims. Our conference will focus on enhancing your medical knowledge with case studies and an opportunity to spend one-on-one time with our experts. Following each topic there will be time for audience participation and Q&A.

  • Monday 23 April, 9am-4.30pm
  • CPD accredited – 6 hours
  • The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square
  • £250 +VAT (group discount available, please contact us)
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The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square
38 Charlotte Square
Edinburgh, EH2 4HQ United Kingdom
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The nearest train station is the Edinburgh Waverley Station and is only half a mile, or a 5-minute walk, from the hotel. It has direct service to the London King’s Cross railway station. Getting a taxi from the station takes approximately 10 minutes, and a typical fare is £5.

On-site parking is available at the hotel. All reservations must be made with our concierge; pre-booking is essential to guarantee a space. 24-hour parking is charged at £25, 7 days a week. Day parking until 6 pm is available for £15.